JUCO AA LB Prospect Is Read To Leave Now

After a very good freshman season that saw him earn NJCAA All-American honors, Erie LB Jason Vranic (6-0, 220) is hoping to find a home at a four-year school in 2015. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented linebacker recently and he updated us on where things stand...

"I felt like I had a pretty good season, but obviously there are still a lot of things I can work on and get better at," Vranic told JCFootball.com recently. "I really want to work on my speed and get stronger. That just comes with time and staying focused on it in the offseason."

As a freshman at Erie this past season, Vranic totaled 77 tackles, 20.5 tackles-for-loss and five sacks, leading his team in all three categories while also forcing a fumble, recovering three more fumbles and hauling in an interception and he earned NJCAA Second-Team All-American honors of his efforts.

"I have good instincts and I come down hill and stop the run really well," Vranic said. "When I see the play develop, I usually can read where it's going before it happening, so I can get there quickly and I usually make the play.

"I'm probably at my best stopping the run, but I can drop back into coverage too. I don't see myself as a one-dimensional guy because to play linebacker in today's college football, you have to be able to do it all."

Since he was only a freshman, many schools may not know that he's eligible to leave Erie right away, but that is definitely the case.

"I am happy to return (to Erie) if there aren't any opportunities for me to leave now, but I was a full-qualifier out of high school, so I hope schools know that I can leave right away if they need me," Vranic said.

"I haven't heard from any schools yet, but I am hoping with the All-American (recognition) that some schools will see me and what I can do and that they know I can leave at any time."

Should he sign with a school during the mid-year signing period, Vranic will have four years to play three once he arrives on campus in 2015.

JCFootball.com will continue to keep in contact with Vranic over the next few months and we will update news on him as it happens.

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